Lay Elder Nominations


Submission Deadline: March 26

The Elder Leadership Team consists of eight (8) Lay Elders

and seven (7) Pastoral Elders

 

Responsibilities of the elders and Elder Leadership Team: 

The elders oversee the worship, fellowship, witness, education, mission and ministry of the church. The elders model and teach biblical godliness, equip the saints for the work of the ministry, shape policy, pray, teach, uphold doctrine, oversee church discipline and shepherd the flock.

The Elder Leadership Team (ELT) leads and shepherds the church body in all decision-making matters. This means that, at times, the ELT will gather the entire congregation for open discussion, proposals, information, prayer, and/or voting (Acts 6 and 15). At other times, decisions will be made solely by the ELT (Acts 6; Acts 15; Hebrews 13:17; I Timothy 5:17; I Thessalonians 5:12).

Qualifications of an Elder 

Please review the position paper entitled "The Role and Qualifications of an Elder and Deacon" prior to prayerfully submitting your nomination. A combined list of elder qualifications from 1 Timothy 3, Titus 1, and Acts 6 is included here: 

  • above reproach 
  • the husband of one wife*
  • temperate
  • prudent
  • respectable
  • hospitable
  • able to teach*
  • not addicted to wine*
  • gentle
  • peaceable
  • free from the love of money
  • manages his own household well
  • not a new convert
  • good reputation with those outside the church
  • not accused of dissipation or rebellion
  • not self-willed
  • not quick-tempered
  • not pugnacious
  • loving what is good
  • sensible
  • just
  • devout
  • self-controlled
  • holding fast the faithful word
*see the position paper for further explanation

After serving a four-year term, a lay elder shall be eligible for reinstatement to the Elder Leadership Team only after the lapse of at least one (1) year.

Nomination Form

The following individuals are currently serving:
Bill Bazemore
Charles Cranford
Kermit Erickson
Kevin Hurst
Don Spain
Andy Tarr

The following individuals are rotating off and, thus, not eliglble for nomination:
Jim Hughes
Calvin James

If you do not see the electronic ballot below, click here to submit.